The union representing faculty at 14 state-owned universities ratified a tentative contract agreement Friday with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
"This is a balanced contract that preserves and maintains quality public higher education in the commonwealth," said Steve Hicks, president of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, which represents about 5,500 faculty members.
The state system board of governors is expected to approve the contract. The 14 institutions, with 115,000 students, are West Chester, Cheyney, Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, California, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg and Slippery Rock. - Robert Moran